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The administration of Osun State College has clarified the rationale it prohibited cooking within the faculty hostels throughout the six campuses.

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Throughout a press briefing on the establishment’s multi-purpose corridor on the fundamental campus, Osogbo, on Monday the Vice-Chancellor of the Osun State College, Professor Labode Popoola stated the choice was for the protection of the scholars.

The VC defined that cooking is prohibited because of some risks which may emanate from gasoline or any cooking supplies.

Recounting among the fireplace explosion from college students’ cooking in some Nigerian establishments, “104 folks every with a gasoline cylinder in a single advanced that’s minacious. It additionally impacts negatively the upkeep of the construction.” the VC defined.

“In the home of residence, it by no means finished in Universities, with the truth that individuals are doing it someplace mustn’t make it proper.

“We’ve had destructive completely different experiences from the previous from UI, OAU, BUK, fireplace explosion arisen from scholar cooking. That’s why we conclude not permitting college students from cooking within the faculty hostels.

“We encourage eateries to relocate to high school amenities and put together meals for college students, we guarantee the standard of the meals and regulate the value to N200 to N250 per meal.

“Osun State College didn’t begin as a residential establishment and I do know the challenges now we have confronted through the years, because of ritual killings, cultism, college students being manhandled, that’s why we determined to go residential. We began constructing hostels with our little financial savings. Now, every of our six campuses has 104 capability hostels which we obligatory for contemporary college students to supply safety, to reveal the scholars to the true college cultures. We took over some non-public hostels as a result of we couldn’t meet the capability.” Prof Labode asserted.

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